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“Cheapest place to stay in southampton” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre

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Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre
Ranked #22 of 24 Hotels in Southampton
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New Forest, United Kingdom
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“Cheapest place to stay in southampton”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

At first I was apprehensive about staying here, but I needn't worry, it was fine. The room was average (as it is a basic room), but my rating is "very good" due to value for money.
One particularly useful thing was decent check in/out times. You can check in at 12 (for most hotels it's not until 2) and the check out time is also 12.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ibisbudget-Manager, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
So glad you had an enjoyable time at Ibis budget Southampton! We very much appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,
Gerardo Souto | General Manager | Ibis budget Southampton | 3 West Quay Road | Southampton | SO15 1RA
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

I know you get what you pay for - but I have stayed in hotels for cheaper for a much much better experience with far better rooms. This is honestly the worse hotel I've stayed at. It is so claustrophobic there is hardly any space to move it looks, smells and feels very clinical. I'm sure some prison cells are more comfortable. I honestly couldn't wait to leave. The mattress and pillows are paper thin and sleeping was very uncomfortable. Even if you are looking for a to fit the night with just a bed and bathroom I wouldn't advise you to stay here. After my night here I stayed the night at another hotel for the exact same price that had a great view much bigger room, a real bed, large bathroom tea coffee and biscuits in the room, full breakfast. Really no need to try and squeeze as many rooms as possible in to a building completely compromising on quality and comfort.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Ibisbudget-Manager, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Many thanks for letting us know your thoughts and I’m so sorry that you were disappointed by your experience staying with us.We appreciate all feedback.

Kind regards,
Gerardo Souto | General Manager | Ibis budget Southampton | 3 West Quay Road | Southampton | SO15 1RA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Visit was booked for me as part of a business trip and, having read some of the reviews, I was very concerned that this could turn out to be a bad experience. However, nothing could have been further from the truth. From the friendly, welcoming staff on reception to the cleanliness of the room, I was impressed. Yes, this is a budget hotel so yes, the room was very small and basic, but as I say it was acceptably clean (9/10), quiet and comfortable. No toiletries are supplied and the towels are a bit thin but the (firm) bed was fine and the shower hot and powerful. Free wi-fi (which you don't get in many much more expensive hotels) and a TV that you can connect your laptop/tablet/smartphone to (if you've got the right cables) to watch other media or listen to your own music is a great idea which others should copy. Breakfast (continental) is extra but adequate. Overall, for a short or one night stay this place is absolutely fine.

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Ibisbudget-Manager, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
I’m very grateful that you could take time to leave us your thoughts and write a review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you again in the very near future.

Kind regards,
Gerardo Souto | General Manager | Ibis budget Southampton | 3 West Quay Road | Southampton | SO15 1RA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

Didnt realise ibis did a budget hotel.
This is far from budget.
Have never stayed in a hotel where there are no tea and coffee facilties in the room. This is an extra charge available down next to reception. Have just booked at another hotel chain in london in Aug and at almost half the price. Stayed there several times and far superior to the ibis.
I review a b&b that i stay at in kendal and for two people, a room with everything you would ever need including access to full leisure facilities and a breafast that can not be bettered. Thing is it is £75 for two people and this has cost £50 for one person in a basic room and nowt else. Very dissapointed with this. Never again. Am sure its handy for the ships but basic shabby and over priced. My advice shop around
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  • Stayed April 2014
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jeff P
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Ibisbudget-Manager, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Many thanks for letting us know your thoughts, I’m sorry we failed to live up to your expectations. The team and I at Ibis budget Southampton appreciate your feedback.

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Gerardo Souto | General Manager | Ibis budget Southampton | 3 West Quay Road | Southampton | SO15 1RA
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Very helpful staff, basic just the job for a overnight stay, no frills, blue badge holders park for free, clean rooms no tea or coffee making facilities which is a shame we had a overall great experience would stay again.

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Ibisbudget-Manager, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thanks for your review. I am glad you had a good stay with us.
See you on your next trip hopefully!

Kind regards,
Gerardo Souto | General Manager | Ibis budget Southampton | 3 West Quay Road | Southampton | SO15 1RA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Great service on reception. Was asked if the allocated room was OK or if we wanted something different and offered extra pillows.

I can see that this hotel could be noisy due to location but we both slept really well.

Basic but that's what what your paying for.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ibisbudget-Manager, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you very much for your kind review. It is much appreciated and I can assure you that my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.

Kind regards,
Gerardo Souto | General Manager | Ibis budget Southampton | 3 West Quay Road | Southampton | SO15 1RA
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Property: Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre
Address: 3 West Quay Road | Western Esplanade, Southampton SO15 1RA, England (Formerly Etap Hotel Southampton Centre)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Southampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre 2*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Raphaella YVER, the Manager of the Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre would like to welcome you. Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre is a low-cost hotel situated in central Southampton, close to the shopping and nightlife of Southampton city centre and easily accessible from the M27. The hotel has 124 contemporary guest rooms and is 100% non-smoking. Each room has en-suite shower, air cooling and flat-screen TV with freeview channels. Free WI-FI throughout. 24/7 reception, 24/7 snacks/drinks and as much as you can eat buffet breakfast at £5.50. On-site car-park from £6 for 24 hours. ... more   less 
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